Nelda Rae Briley

August 3, 1935November 3, 2018

Nelda Rae Briley, 83, of Burleson, TX passed away November 3, 2018 at her residence in Burleson. She was born August 3, 1935 in Longview to Jack and Elizabeth Ophelia McGinnis. Mrs. Briley worked for the Burleson School District as a teacher’s aide. She married Barney Joe Briley June 10, 1953. He preceded her in death November 12, 2007. Mrs. Briley is survived by her sons: Tony Briley and his wife Annie Lou of Colleyville and Joe Briley and his wife Carmen of Anna, TX; fourteen grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A service to celebrate Nelda’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Chapel of Lakeview Funeral Home, 5000 West Harrison Road, Longview, TX. The family will receive friends starting a 1 p.m. on Thursday until service time as well as in the coffee room of the funeral home after the services. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society at


  • Tony Briley, Son
  • Annie Lou Briley, Tony's Wife
  • Joe Briley, Son
  • Carmen Briley, Joe's Wife
  • As well as
    14 Grandchildren and
    12 Great Grandchildren


  • A Celebration of Nelda's Life Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • A time of visitation with Nelda's family Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nelda Rae Briley

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Donna Parker

November 20, 2018

I have so many favorite memories of my dear aunt from going to Forest Park to ride the little train, to hearing stories of her childhood (always getting the biggest chocolate candy bar!), to us always talking of our school teaching days, but the most treasured ones are her taking care of me when I was first born and always looking out for mother.
You gave so much of yourself to help others and be there anytime when needed always with a smile on your face and a hug to give.
I treasure every moment we shared together and will hold every memory in my heart. I am grateful we openly told one another how much we loved each other. I cherish and will for always guard the love you and I shared.
Love forever and ever, Donna